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Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

Its not crazy that they havent replied... they are moderators... Their job is to make sure the board stays clean and within the Terms of Service. They are not PR, CEO's, or Tech guys, so they have no clue when WM6.5 will be ready. I assure you, no one of importance is reading these forums....

Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

Well, I guess sometimes we need to all eat a litlte crow.  Many of us have glossed over this post last weekend (posted by a Sprint Admin):

95. Feb 26, 2010 Posted in response to:                                      izzyks

izzyks wrote:

Sprint and HTC are currently developing  a release of Windows Mobile 6.5 for the HTC Touch Pro2 that is expected  to be available to customers by end of first quarter, 2010. This  upgrade will not only provide updates to the Windows Mobile platform,  but also significant enhancements to the Touch Pro2 user interface which  will allow additional customization/personalization options and more  integration with the applications users access most.

Click  this link to read more about the HTC Touch Pro2 http://newsreleases.sprint.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=127149&p=irol-newsArticle_newsroom&ID=1325978&highlig...

Follow-up  2/26: Good news......device management informed me today that we are  still on track for the end of first quarter.


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Also, here's a follow up to my earlier post about emailing Dan@Sprint.com. I got a personal phone call from a representative with Dan@Sprint.com who assured me that they are working on the upgrade and that they are currently on track for the end of this month. I shared with her my concerns (and the concerns of the posters on this thread) that we were primarily aggravated with the level of communication, and the feeling that if some other carrier came out with a better device then we might have no reason to stay with Sprint. She was very nice and listened. It was actually a very nice phone call. Here's her follow-up email:
       
          Thank you for contacting Dan@Sprint.com. The purpose of this email is to
          recap our conversation today 03/02/2010. First, I would like to
          apologize that the Windows 6.5 update is currently unavailable. Sprint
          and HTC are working on the release of Windows Mobile 6.5 for the HTC
          Touch Pro2 that is expected to be available by end of first quarter,
          2010. You can check on updates that are available for your phone at
          www.Sprint.com/support.

While it doesn't totally alleviate our concerns that it still may be a tragic let-down, I'm willing to shut up and wait until March 31st for whatever they put out. I'm sure that at that time, there will be so many new devices announced, and new plans available from all the carriers, we'll have a new set of issues to complain about!

In the meantime (and yes, I know it's WAY too late to ask Sprint for these feature requests), this is what I think most users are requesting:

Latest WinMo 6.5.3
Sense 2.5 (with stuff like footprints, document reader, twitter tab, e-reader, weather animations etc...) (and email enhancements like "reply" from the preview tab that have already been hacked, cooked and incldued in other carrier upgrades...)
http://pocketnow.com/software-1/htc-adds-reply-forward-options-to-sense-25-mail-tab
Useful WVGA compatible applications (like a new Pandora app?) and ditch the Sprint TV, NFL, Nascar, Music and extras...        

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Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

spoken like a true "real" rom seeker. i will take that. i like were they say they are working with htc. that and the wait makes me feel like this might be worth the wait. maybe i can stop voiding my warrenty. crossing my fingers. hey, on the 1st everyone should come back and say what we think of the rom.

Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

Just completed a 15 minute call with Customer Service, who, after putting me on hold and checking with those "in the know", quoted internal correspondence that stated the 6.5 OS upgrade will occur sometime this Spring, not by the end of March. This is the same thing HTC told me a couple of weeks ago, which I reported in post # 69. Was also told this flight of fantasy... Sprint would have a WinMo 7.0 phone available by the end of this summer. Guess all we can do is just sit and wait.

Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

kcrishell, I'm speculating in my post the same as everybody else.  I'm just guessing that Sprint is trying to give us the best combo they can, and to me that would include the newer Sense UI.  Hopefully we'll know in a few short weeks. 

Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

jammers743 wrote:

Just completed a 15 minute call with Customer Service, who, after putting me on hold and checking with those "in the know", quoted internal correspondence that stated the 6.5 OS upgrade will occur sometime this Spring, not by the end of March. This is the same thing HTC told me a couple of weeks ago, which I reported in post # 69. Was also told this flight of fantasy... Sprint would have a WinMo 7.0 phone available by the end of this summer. Guess all we can do is just sit and wait.

This is as valid as the guy in the Android forum who said a 'New Sprint exlusive Android device would launch by the 24th' & he also claimed he spoke to someone in 'Customer Service'. You guys keep lying & posting fake information, it really isn't apprecaited

#WelcomeToTheNowNetwork
Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

We got to wait and see if they proof their point or just an add on lie when it will comes. 29 days to go guys. Keep your fingers crossed. We are not losing anything by waiting. So far we are still Sprint customers and happy with our gadgets but not with the outdated OS.

We are waiting for you Sprint. Don't let us down.

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Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

"Billjr106"  I really have to disagree with you if you think windows phone 7 series is a iclone. It looks nothing like the iphone and them graphics its using is going to make people know who has the best os. that metro is going to be a killer. And one more thing im tired of people always saying its a zune phone and thats all it is. So what!! microsoft made the zune and the metro UI on the windows media center. So if they want to put that together and make a phone, its there product. One last thing that photon os that microsoft had would of came out before the iphone and then people would be calling apple a rip off of windows phones. but its crazy how people seem to have forgot that microsoft had the first touch screen phones. But with the windows 7 they will show people why they were the first to have a touch screen.

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Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

Sprint just gave me a new TP2 for free.  I had a Moment, but when the second one was bricked by a local service technician (installing CL14) I refused to accept a refurb.  If I had bricked it, fine give me a refurb, but YOU break my phone and now you want to give me a refurb? No.

As for the TP2, I was really sick of WinMo (6700, 6800) and was really liking Android (aside from the known issues of the Moment).  I like the TP2.  I'm surprised.  It's really the first phone since my SPHi500 that I really like.

I don't care how long it takes for 6.5.  I'm only considering this a stop gap between the Mogul and a decent 4G phone.  Cost wise, I can't rationally leave sprint.  (I can ADD a verizon line and keep the two sprint simply everything plans for the same amount as 2 Verizon lines; same with AT&T).  So I'll wait it out.  I'm just psyched to have a SIM card...

Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

There is NO way Sprint gave you a $299 with contractphone for free when the Moment was $179 at its highest point. Upload the .pdf of your exchange receipt and we will believe you, until then, #FAIL.

#WelcomeToTheNowNetwork
Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

How is it that Sprint & HTC hasn't created a Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC Sense but somebody by the name of "thewebmogul" has a video with a Sprint touch pro 2 running Windows Mobile 6.5 & HTC Sense?!?!?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ll9v05PHlU

Journeyman

Re: Windows Mobile 6.5 Planned for HTC Touch Pro2 from Sprint

in response to Joefone's post....I had a Touch Pro and it stopped working and Sprint gave me the TP2 for free as well, with no contract renewal.   So it's believable!

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